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Old Mar 11, 2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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I'm pretty sure this subject has already been brought up, but I would like to know the covers of Beatle songs you love [img]graemlins/inlove1.gif[/img] *and the ones you hate [img]graemlins/hammer1.gif[/img] *. I have no idea just know what my favourite cover is, but one thing is for sure, I wouldn't say 'Help' by the Bananaramas! [img]graemlins/barf5.gif[/img]

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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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well, i know its obvious, but:

love:
joe cocker - with a little help from my friends
Joe Cocker - she came in through the bathroom window
Aerosmith - i'm down
Aerosmith - Come Together
Aerosmith - Helter Skelter

Hate:
William Shatner - Lucy in the Sky with daimonds (does he think he can sing or something???)

actually, most beatles covers i hate because they're never as good as the original, of course. but those that i listed as love are really the only ones i've heard so far that pass my rigerous standards! [img]graemlins/smile2.gif[/img]
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Old Mar 12, 2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: best/worst covers?

Ironicly, my favorite cover and the cover I loathe the most are from the same movie, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

[img]graemlins/thumbsup2.gif[/img] "Come Together" (Aerosmith)
[img]graemlins/thumbsdown.gif[/img] "Got To Get You Into My Life" (Earth, Wind & Fire)
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Old Mar 12, 2003, 11:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: best/worst covers?

BTW, I'm going to move this topic to And Your Bird Can Sing. We are discussing Beatles songs anyway.
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 06:06 AM   #5
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i forgot David bowie's version of across the universe. i like that cover a lot, too. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 06:12 AM   #6
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best: I Call Your Name (The Mamas and Papas)
worst: Shatner's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 06:47 AM   #7
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Never heard William Shatner's version. Quite curious to know what it sounds like, however bad it does, hehe.
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 09:42 AM   #8
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Love:

Gomez - Getting Better
Oasis - Help
Our Lady Peace - Tomorrow Never Knows
Rolling Stones - I Wanna Be Your Man
Jimi Hendrix - Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts C.B.
Pixies - Wild Honey Pie (listen to this one before you die!)
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 02:13 PM   #9
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Rickie Lee Jones does a beautiful sentimental version of "For No One".

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Old Mar 13, 2003, 02:46 PM   #10
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Jimi Hendrix did a good "Day Tripper" and "Sgt. Pepper's..."
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 05:27 PM   #11
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Mmm yes he did. Had forgotten about that. My computer radio has a station of all Beatles covers..Ill have to listen to it and tell you some good/bad covers. Get back to ya soon!
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Old Mar 15, 2003, 04:02 PM   #12
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Worst: Michelle- Will Downing [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
Best: Lady Madonna- Booker T. and the MG's
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Old Mar 16, 2003, 08:23 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted By glory:
Never heard William Shatner's version. Quite curious to know what it sounds like, however bad it does, hehe.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I remember running across a site that had a clip of Shatner's version. It's really bad. If I can find it again, I'll post the link here.
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Old Mar 17, 2003, 03:05 PM   #14
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Very few covers add anything to the original, and quite a few are vastly inferior, but still, I don't blame anyone for wanting to sing/play great songs!

My favourites:
The Freshmen ~ Yesterday (brilliant vocal harmonies, no words);
Rufus Wainwright ~ Across The Universe;
The Conquerors ~ You're Going To Lose That Girl;
Aimee Mann/Michael Penn ~ Two Of Us

Absolute WORST:
Grandaddy ~ Revolution;
The Dixies ~ All Together Now;
Nick Cave ~ Let It Be;
Mrs. Mills ~ (I'm sure she murdered at least one song!)

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Old Mar 18, 2003, 05:19 AM   #15
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I really like Here comes the sun by Travis and I can't stand Elton John singing Lucy in the sky... [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old Mar 18, 2003, 07:00 AM   #16
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Default Re: best/worst covers?

great questions,
there's so many Beatles Cover's
my favorites:
"You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" - Silke
"Here, There and Everywhere" - Celion Dion
"You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" - Eddie Vedder
"Fool On The Hill" - Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66'
"With a little help from my friends" - Joe cocker

Worst:
William Shatner
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Old Mar 18, 2003, 07:02 PM   #17
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I like the cover of "I'm only sleeping" The Vines did for the i am sam soundtrack.
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